Leviticus 8:15 | And he slew it, and Moses tooke the blood, and put it vpon the hornes of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and powred the blood at the bottome of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation vpon it.

2 Chronicles 29:24 Read whole chapter And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood vpon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king commanded that the burnt offring and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.

Ezekiel 45:15 Read whole chapter And one lambe out of the flocke, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel for a meate offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 45:17 Read whole chapterAnd it shall be the princes part to giue burnt offerings, and meat offrings, and drinke offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moones, and in the Sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sinne offering, and the meate offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offrings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.

Daniel 9:24 Read whole chapter Seuentie weekes are determined vpon thy people, and vpon thy holy citie, to finish the transgression, and to make an ende of sinnes, and to make reconciliation for iniquitie, and to bring in euerlasting righteousnes, and to seale vp the vision and prophecie, and to anoynt the most Holy.

2 Corinthians 5:18 Read whole chapter And all things are of God, who hath reconciled vs to himselfe by Iesus Christ, and hath giuen to vs the ministery of reconciliation,

2 Corinthians 5:19 Read whole chapter To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world vnto himselfe, not imputing their trespasses vnto them, and hath committed vnto vs the word of reconciliation.

Hebrews 2:17 Read whole chapter Wherfore in all things it behooued him to bee made like vnto his brethren, that he might be a mercifull and faithfull high Priest, in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sinnes of the people.

If I look up the word used in the 1611 text reconciliation (in Onions 1966 English Etymology) I find – bring again into friendly relations or agreement, make compatible. Originally Moses the one whom God gave the law used the bullock’s blood to make reconciliation. Conciliation means to gain the goodwill of, win over: reconcile. Combine, unite, procure, gain win. Concilium meeting, union, council.

Re mean to do again and the con means to bring to together. Therefore, recon means to bring to together again.

If I look at Hebrews I see:

For verely he tooke not on him the nature of Angels: but he tooke on him the seed of Abraham. 17Wherfore in all things it behooued him to bee made like vnto his brethren, that he might be a mercifull and faithfull high Priest, in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sinnes of the people. 18For in that he himselfe hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Jesus did not become an angel but the seed of the promise – Abraham. He took on the responsibility or duty (behooved) to become like his brethren. We see in Philippians 2 –

Who being in the forme of God, thought it not robbery to bee equall with God:

But made himselfe of no reputation, and tooke vpon him the forme of a seruant, and was made in the likenesse of men.

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himselfe, and became obedient vnto death, euen the death of the Crosse.


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